Training of human resources for long-term care: learning from the Korean experience

Demand for long-term services will probably continue to increase in the Latin American and the Caribbean region as a result of population ageing. The growth in the number of people with functional dependence could more than triple by 2050, exceeding 27 million. In several countries of the region, LTC workers do not receive specific education or training to work in this sector and many elderlies and their families are struggling to attract a retain workers to care for older people dependent on others for care. Comprehensive strategies to develop quality human resources for LTC are needed. Offering quality long-term care is crucial because quality affects health outcomes, autonomy, and living conditions of care-dependent older people and their families.

In this event, PhD. Sang-Baek Chris Kang, Director-General of Global Cooperation of the National Health Insurance Service (NHIS) from The Republic of Korea, will present the Korean experience in developing and guaranteeing the quality of human resources for its long-term care system. His presentation will be followed by a Q&A session.

Moderator: 

  • Pablo Ibarrarán, Social Protection Lead Specialist